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22nd March 2023 Issue no. 648

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IFSEC International 2015: Safe Cities

IFSEC International 2015 has released details for this year's Safe Cities feature which will focus on the protection of larger urban areas, critical national infrastructure and business continuity at London's ExCeL from 16-18 June.

Suited for senior and strategic personnel responsible for the protection of major assets within a city, Safe Cities will provide high level thought leadership sessions to provide more insight into this fast growing concept. Networked technologies and current trends all feature heavily in the Safe Cities Seminar Theatre, exclusively sponsored by Eaton.

Key themes surrounding smart technologies include a presentation on 17th June based on Safe Smart & Connected Cities: Emerging Technologies delivered by Dr Simon Moores a leading futurologist. This presentation will give an insight into protecting people and property.

Leading the Safe Cities agenda, Earl of Erroll, Independent Crossbench Peer, House of Lords, Chairman will take to the stage with a keynote presentation focused on Unlocking The Internet Of Things & Securing The Future. Reflecting that the Internet of Things is fast becoming a universally dominant topic, this session will cover the impact this ever increasing connectivity presents is a challenging security issue.

Discussing 'The UK's Smart Cities Capabilities', Dan Byles MP who is the Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group whose presentation The UK's Smart Cities Capabilities will promote how the UK is taking the lead in the global smart city environment.

Today's discussions of the Smart City concept often overlook the importance of planning for and responding to natural or man-made emergencies. With his presentation "Smart, Secure and Resilient Cities - Critical Foundations", Enzo Peduzzi, Director Industry Affairs at Siemens Building Technologies and Vice-President of Euralarm, will be focusing on this aspect. He will show that the systems need to function even and especially under stress in order to keep cities truly smart and explain why urban critical infrastructure protection plays a key role in keeping smart cities up and running at all times.

Safe Cities visitors to IFSEC International can access the full Safe Cities seminar programme and take advantage of the networking opportunities adjacent VIP Lounge, sponsored by Siemens. Visitors will have access to complimentary refreshments and the opportunity to speak to high level attendees.

IFSEC International Event Director- Gerry Dunphy comments: "Safe Cities is a key element for visitors at the show this year at ExCeL. With the increase in smart technologies and the 'open season' aspects presented by the Internet Of Things, it's a duty of IFSEC to provide a platform for these topics and discussions to be aired to a wider audience. Smart technologies are becoming a wider theme for the security market in general and Safe Cities is a formidable opportunity to visitors to take advantage of."

Secure your place at Safe Cities today, register here: www.ifsec.co.uk

27th May 2015

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